Sea Turtle Early Learning Center

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Sea Turtle Early Learning Center
Short Description

Preschool - VPK program built around a comforting daily, weekly and yearly rhythm that nourishes the whole child. The programs are child-centered and inspired by public Waldorf principles.

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Our early childhood program is built around a comforting daily, weekly and yearly rhythm that nourishes the whole child.  Natural materials and simple toys provide our students with ample opportunities for developing their imagination.

The full-day 8:30am to 3:00pm preschool offers classes for preschool age children up to 6 year-olds.  The programs are child-centered and inspired by public Waldorf principles.  Our credentialed teachers receive training in developmentally and culturally appropriate practices, including early childhood training at Steiner College.

We also offer a Voluntary Prekindergarten  (VPK) for 4-year-olds who are 4 by September 1 of the current school year.  The state funded VPK program provides 3 hours per day of instruction and requires an eligibility certificate from the Duval County Early Learning Coalition.  For families of 4 year olds looking for a Waldorf program or needing full day care, we provide a full-day Waldorf wrap around program for our VPK students.

Admission to and enrollment in the state funded VPK program may include a preference for admission to some Seaside Schools Consortium schools, a provider of tuition-free public charter school. Please note that while Seaside Charter K-8 at San Jose is operating under a federal CSP start-up grant, we will be unable to offer a preference this school.

Extended care is available at no extra charge from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM for working families.  

        Daily Rhythm
8:15 - Students Arrive, Outdoor Play
Classroom Morning Circle -
Singing, Poems, Finger Plays, Clapping and Bean Bag Games
Main Lesson: Academics: VPK Standards
Story, Letters, Numbers, Vocabulary Building, Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Science, Social Studies- 
Snack
11:15 - Part Time VPK Dismissal
Waldorf Specials: Music, Handwork, Watercolor Painting, Nature Walks/Crafts, Breadbaking
Clean Up, Bathroom Time
Lunch
Rest
Music, American Sign Language, Yoga, Beeswax Modeling, Gardening
Daily Chores
3:00 - Outdoor Play and Dismissal

Extended care is available from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM for working families. 

Preschoolers will participate in all School-wide Student Showcases, Festivals (Fall, Winter Spiral, May Day) as well as other special events during the school year.

The Sea Turtle Early Learning Center is the preschool program that prepares students for Seaside Charter Schools' Waldorf-Inspired Curriculum. Seaside Charter Schools, tuition-free public schools inspired by principles of Public Waldorf Education, accepts applications on an on-going basis. Visit www.seasidecharter.org for enrollment policies.

For school tours or enrollment information, contact us at: InfoELC@seasideconsortium.org

Seaside Charter K-8 San Jose
904-619-3933
8727 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32217

Seaside Community Charter School at the Beaches
904-853-6287
2630 SR A1A Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

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